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W540 1080p to 3k upgrade difficulty

2014-11-20, 22:17 PM

How easy is it to upgrade the stock 1080p lcd to the 3k ips display? 

Yesterday I received it back from warranty with the lcd replaced.

Upon close inspection, I realised that the whole screen housing unit was untouched and they just removed the front bezel, then the lcd screen. I also beleive the enitre dispaly unit wasn't detached from the body during the replacement because I can tell the hinge placement were in the same position before the lcd replacement. 

So it had me thinking that it should be relativity easy for me with no experience taking part eletronics to be able to replace the lcd on my own since the bezel seems to be just clipped on as oppose to glued on. I'll be able to purchase a 3k ips sceen from a supplier or eBay.

What do you guys think .  

 

 

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Re: W540 1080p to 3k upgrade difficulty

2014-11-22, 11:22 AM
It's risky for anyone to say "go ahead and try it" to someone who may later fry something and come back shrieking. I would, and have, worked on Thinkpads using only some common sense, basic tools, and Lenovo's HMM. I kept myself very grounded and worked carefully, reading the instructions several times. Then, no problem, and I would encourage people to learn by doing.
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Re: W540 1080p to 3k upgrade difficulty

2014-11-22, 11:37 AM

I contacted Lenovo and said they cannot upgrade the laptop display because it built in with system board.

I not very convinced beleive cos I know all the display options available can be configured with the same spec W540. 

 

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Re: W540 1080p to 3k upgrade difficulty

2014-11-24, 3:16 AM

Since you've had hands on experince dissembling thinkpad products, do you think swapping with a different display is possible? Is it true the upgraded res jump may not be supported because of the standard dispaly is built in with system board?   

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